Summer Learning starts June 12!

The New Haven Free Public Library Community Summer Learning Program launches on Saturday, June 12 and runs through September 3 at all library locations.  The annual Summer Learning Program is designed to advance literacy and transform lives by providing free, fun, family-friendly programs and services all summer long. New features for summer 2021: Summer Learning … Continued





NHFPL Launches Book Club Kits!

Part of a book club or looking to start one? NHFPL now offers Book Club Kits at the Ives Main Library. Kits contain everything you need to host a great book discussion – 8-10 copies of a title, author bio, reader’s guide, tips for hosting and discussion questions! Borrow one today and keep it for … Continued


NHFPL Locations Host Community Memorial Art Collaboration Diary Disks

The New Haven Free Public Library is proud to have our locations host Diary Disks – a project of of the Design Brigade project, initiated by Yale Center for Collaborative Arts & Media and Atelier Cho Thompson. These Diary Disks are circular blackboards placed around New Haven to gather the hopes, stories, and memories of … Continued


UniteCT Mobile Bus Coming to a Library Location Near You

The New Haven Free Public Library will host visits from the UniteCT Mobile Bus during June at the Ives Main Library, the Wilson Branch Library, Fair Haven Branch Library, and the Valley Street Community Center in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Housing, the Urban League of Southern Connecticut, New Haven Homeownership Center, United Way, … Continued



Dive deeper into the NEA Big Read and Arts and Ideas this summer

Explore the themes of the NEA Big Read, An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, and this year’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas with our micro branches! The poems in An American Sunrise were written by Joy Harjo after returning to her family’s lands where in the early 1800s the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed … Continued



NHFPL Takes On Fractured Fairy Tales

We love this great New Haven Independent article about Mitchell Branch’s Animation Celebration! program. Haley Grunloh’s been facilitating this recurring event since last May and it’s grown to one of NHFPL’s most popular online events! Check out our online events calendar if you’re interested in the next Animation Celebration! (or any of our other virtual … Continued